Target FREE Family Saturday: Planet Power!

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Community Event

Nov 201112
11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


Enjoy a day of family fun with kites.


• Go green by decorating a re-usable shopping bag

• Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Using reused paper, fold an origami turkey to celebrate the season.

*Special: Visit literature tables hosted by some of L.A. County’s leading environmental organizations!

Please Note: All workshops are first come, first serve. Please sign up at the membership table when you arrive.

11AM: Recycled puppets drop-in activity. Create your own puppets made from recycled resources including bottles, chopsticks, plastic utensils, cardboard, and other materials (while supplies last)

12PM: Growing green drop-in activity. Kids and families will have the opportunity to grow small plants to take home (while supplies last) 

12PM: Paper Mache Planet Earth workshop. Create and paint your very own planet Earth out of paper mache (limit 20 students) 

1 – 4PM: Kidding Around the Kitchen will help you make your own “Save the Planet” seasonal salad 

1PM: Paper mache planet Earth workshop (limit 20 students) 

1PM: MottainaiTenugui* workshop. Create a colorful tenugui towel of your own (limit 25 students) 

2PM: Special performance! “Order to Go” is a fun show focusing on the environmental impact of single-use take out containers and utensils! 

3PM: Paper mache planet Earth workshop (limit 20 students) 

3PM: Mottainai Tenugui workshop (limit 25 students) 

3:30PM: Learn the “mottainai” dance

*Mottainai—a Japanese term meaning “a sense of regret concerning waste when the intrinsic value of an object or resource is not properly utilized.” 

*Tenugui—a thin Japanese hand towel made of cotton.

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Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.


JANM . Last modified Sep 17 2011 1:42 p.m.


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